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No Jobs! - 11/25/2011
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The way the economy is here in south Alabama is not very good. There are not enough jobs to help provide families with what they need. Alot of people have lost their jobs, moved away and are trying to start over again.

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Bartlett, TN

Sweet Home Alabama - 12/6/2016

My husband and I have lived in Memphis for the last 14 years. Believe me, anyplace is better to live than Memphis. These poor folks are stuck in a Civil Rights bubble they can't seem to bust, not to mention the school system totally sucks. I've made some great friends but I am so glad to be leaving. The only reason we stayed this long was to get our kids graduated. Now we are free to go and I am so excited to be moving to our new home base in Huntsville. We are middle-aged, empty-nester baby boomers, highly conservative, evangelical Christian, republican, absolutely love and support Trump/Pence 100%, and I got a shotgun to prove it. Of course, being from Texas, you're practically born with a shotgun in your hand. I grew up in a family that hunts and fishes. But then I went and married myself a 'Damn Yankee' of all things. However, 30 years later, I can honestly say I have successfully 'Southernized' him. (Wink) Heck, he even speaks with a drawl now. All his Ohio family recognize it too. We are looking forward to living in our sweet home Alabama in 2017. I see this as a real good place to live and retire. I think we will fit right in with the folks here.

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Selden, NY

Thinking of moving to Foley - 3/25/2015

Can anyone tell me about the services available to senior citizens in Foley. example: if I move there now, I am 67. If I stay and eventually stop driving are there services such as senior citizen centers and senior pick up services to help me go about my daily activities such as shopping etc? Also in reference to religion, andn please don't take this the srong way, but I was told that Alabama is not too fond of people of the Jewish religion such as I. Can anyone give me any feedback on these two items? Thank you, Joyce

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Birmingham, AL

Hot and Humid Summers - Mild Winters - 9/25/2014

Alabama summers are stiflingly bright, hot and humid. Heaven help you if you don't have AC in your car. Alabama is a great place to live if your interests are in growing fruit and vegetables because of the wide variety of edible plants that love hot, humid weather. Sweet potatoes in particular do fantastic in this weather. IMHO summer in general, isn't worth much more than this, however my opinion is swayed by the fact that I get terrible headaches from being too hot or being in bright light for too long. Winters here are mild but always seem colder than they are. I don't know if it's the humidity or amount of rainfall but winter temps always seem to hover just above freezing making it feel wet and cold and the skies are grey a lot. It doesn't bother me but most people aren't a fan of this type of weather. It's usually pretty short anyway and the weather changes rapidly during the winter. It could be sunny and near 70 one day and have flurries and be in the 20's the next day. Snow scares the living daylights out of everyone and here's why. We have all been trapped too many times by snow and/or ice at work, school, in the car, at someone's house, etc. and so when it happens, everyone panics and gets on the road at the exact same time to try and get somewhere comfortable which causes massive traffic jams that further escalate the problem. We can't afford to buy plows and salt trucks and snow tires for our cars because honestly it only snows/ ices enough to be a problem about once every four years and Alabama is not exactly a rich state. Fall is by far the very best season in Alabama especially after September. The foliage is spectacular, the air is crisp and dry and the sun isn't so high in the sky, baking you like a Thanksgiving turkey. It's a great time to hike, fish or camp. Obviously this is my favorite time of year. Spring is nice too but tornadoes are a very real threat almost every year without fail in almost every town. You will need to decide what you are going to do about tornadoes in advance if you move here. Pollen sufferers seem to have a difficult time during the spring here. I don't have much of problem with pollen except for headaches. I'm sad that summer is around the corner though so spring is only so-so for me. Rainfall seems to happen mostly in the spring and winter and less so in summer and fall. It snows roughly every other year but only enough to dust the ground and bushes.

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Weaverville, NC

Crime - 10/24/2012

There are to many shootouts near my county.

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Birmingham, AL

Crime - 9/9/2012

High crime rate

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Summerdale, AL

No Jobs! - 11/25/2011

The way the economy is here in south Alabama is not very good. There are not enough jobs to help provide families with what they need. Alot of people have lost their jobs, moved away and are trying to start over again.

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Bradenton, FL

New to Florida - 7/24/2011

Too soon for a review, we have been here just 1 month.

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Camp Hill, AL

Camp Hill, Alabama is Clean, Cheap, and Quiet. Jo - 4/6/2011

We bought a huge Victorian era home on an acre in town in 2004 (for Fifteen thousand cash), and love the town. It has challenges, and the turn-around is moving slow. Property is cheap, taxes are low, and the people are nice. A great place to retire without a mortgage, as we did. If you have drive to help the recovery, love quaint charm but still just 20 minutes from the big university town of Auburn, it might be for you.

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Birmingham, AL

What do the funds in escrow mean for the country? - 11/22/2010

For almost three months the public outcry during the Gulf Coast oil spill was almost to the verge of a mutiny against the president and his leadership abilities. The coverage of his actions, or should I say, the actions that were expected was so embarrassing I was ashamed to be an American. Shame was something I never thought I would feel about my country during my lifetime. I had seen two former presidents use the military as their own person G.I Joes and I hid my shame. These were my Commanders in Chief and I gave an oath to protect this soil against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Yet when the oil spill began to reach threatening levels I once again saw a country being overly biased in the way the president handled the situation. I remember listening to a town hall meeting going on in California amongst a somewhat diverse audience and I had to shake my head in disgust after hearing some of the comments being made. True everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but many opinions do not need to be heard. The California town hall meeting was one of those instances. On MSNBC, I watched a group of people sit around and go back and forth about what the president did wrong, what he needed to do more of, and even some stated he should be impeached. But I never heard any one of those people sitting around at that town hall meeting say once they would come to the Gulf coast to assist in the relief efforts themselves. Not one! I remember watching a town hall meeting from the Navy Lodge in Pensacola wondering when all the people who say the president should be doing more would stand and say,"I will lead by example and show why I am critical of President Obama, because i purchased a ticket, or I'm heading to the Gulf Coast by the time this show airs." I never heard that. What I heard was a committee of people, citizens of this country, continuing to bad mouth my Commander in Chief. Now that the oil has stopped gushing, what is to become of the funds left behind in escrow? Here is my solution:Take the money left over and disperse it as fairly as possible throughout every state in the Union. Let's see if the country can finally stand unified for something. Make it better for every citizen. That way we will not have another town hall meeting asking for an impeachment of someone who cannot swim to the bottom of the sea and plug a hole with his bare hands.

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Chelsea, AL

Moving Day! - 4/15/2010

Welcome to Alabama! First question: Are you for Auburn or Alabama? (college football - there is no other sport)! Choose your allegiance NOW! Question two: Which church do you attend? Question three: What is your name?

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Does it is possile to reach any place out of USA? - 4/9/2010

See the Subjec.

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Sneads, FL

cost - 8/19/2009

looking to relocate looking for a quiet city with good schools and jobs..

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Daphne, AL

Too Hot - 7/4/2009


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Deatsville, AL

low cost of living - 4/30/2008

moved here from FL, was paying nearly $ 3000 a year in property tax.The property tax here is $ 325.oo a a retired federal employee I do not pay any state tax. the people are polite and helpful.the winters here are mild and the summers are a lot like Fl.many shopping malls and a varity of eating places overall an enjoyable place to retire.

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Boaz, AL

Marshall County - 11/29/2007

Marshall County is a great place to live if you want to get away from everything. One of the cheapest cost of living in the country and a great place to raise kids. If you like the conveniences of a big or moderately size city it may not be for you.

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Birmingham, AL

politics - 11/4/2007

Truely a red state.

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Tallassee, AL

Life in Tallassee, Alabama - 2/22/2007

Life is good. So many choices here. The climate is excellent. Plenty to do. An hour and a half to Atlanta, 4 hours from the Gulf Coast and seafood! 20 minutes or less to Montgomery or Auburn-Opelika. Depending on whether you like the sophistication of a state capital, or the good life of a university town. Lots to see and do; state parks, restaurants, shopping, and more!

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Foley, AL

Home Alabama - 7/14/2006

Not a bad place. Low property values and taxes.

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